sub-fonds 74 - Papers of W. Aldis Wright relating to philology, etc.

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Add. MS b/74


Papers of W. Aldis Wright relating to philology, etc.


  • 1711–1910 (Creation)

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1 box

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There is no formal record of the provenance of these documents, but they were presumably all among the large quantity of books and papers formerly belonging to Aldis Wright which came into the Library shortly after his death. The items were brought together by Library staff from various places over a period of time and put into a box file marked ‘W. Aldis Wright | Philological’.

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This is a miscellaneous collection of letters, printed papers, and memoranda relating to a number of Wright’s philological and literary interests, including English dialects and the works of Shakespeare.

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An inventory of the papers was made before they were catalogued. As the papers were clearly rather disordered, a more systematic order was adopted, following such indications of significant order as survived.

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          Archivist's note

          This description was created by A. C. Green in 2022 from a word-processed catalogue compiled by him in 2009.

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